Working at AS&K

Meet Pat, our friendly neighborhood Principal Medical Writer!

Submitted by Beatrice on Thu, 30/09/2021 - 15:09

You celebrated 10 years at Remedica recently. How has your career developed in that time? 

I have been lucky enough to progress at Remedica and am now a Principal Medical Writer, with a wide remit, which allows me to work over several projects and disease states. 

10 years is a long time – what have been your highlights?  

The F-Word

Submitted by Beatrice on Tue, 28/09/2021 - 16:08

According to a recent BBC report, 70% of workers do not expect to return to their offices every day, but will continue to work from home for some or all of their working week (presumably the other 30% have no choice – lifeguards, anesthetists, traffic wardens, and so forth). But working from home is like marmite – some love it and some hate it – and it has become controversial.

Being Wrong...Right?

Submitted by admin on Tue, 17/08/2021 - 15:51

We can’t be right all the time – and perhaps we learn more from mistakes than we think. But it’s important to be wrong in the right way. Leadership that honestly acknowledges uncertainty and that invites opinion and feedback from the wider team is key to good decision making – and a strength rather than a weakness, even when the ultimate decision ends up wrong. 

Thomas Edison said “I never quit until I get what I’m after. Negative results are just what I’m after. They are just as valuable to me as positive results.”  

AS&K Grand Reopening

Submitted by Beatrice on Mon, 26/07/2021 - 15:23

Today we reopened our offices in London after almost 18 months. However, our team decided to follow the data not the dates, and just two people came in.  

We don’t blame them. With COVID numbers still high (though starting to come down again) we want everyone to feel safe at work. We are happy for people to continue to work from home for as long as they want to.  

We also know that our people are keen to get back together. A recent poll found the top five things that we’ve missed about actually working together in the office are: 

What do an otter and a Medical Writer have in common?

Submitted by Beatrice on Mon, 26/04/2021 - 16:22

How long have you worked in Med Comms? 

I have been working in the healthcare industry for ~4 years, after completing my MSc in Biomedical Science. In a former life, I worked for pharmaceutical companies in clinical research departments. I’ve spent the last ~2 years working as a Medical Writer at Med Comms agencies. 

How long have you worked at AS&K? 

Working and Wellness

Submitted by Beatrice on Tue, 23/03/2021 - 09:25

Working and Wellness

 

It’s now been a full year since we began our pandemic-enforced working from home experience. We left the office with a rather optimistic note that “this might last several weeks or more, so remember to take all your gear home with you!”. But apart from a couple of weeks before the UK’s second wave in October, we’ve been at home ever since.